The Counseling Office has hosted some informational webinars to provide additional support for our parents and students.
Financial Aid Presentations
The core 60-minute workshop is designed to shed light on the financial reality of going to college and help families gain greater understanding of the financial aid process. Presenter Bob Hoger, a Certified College Planning Specialist with Michigan College Funding, will give an overview of the financial aid process; discuss the different types of aid, which includes scholarships; and will cover how to apply for financial aid.
Additionally, Mr. Hoger offers a 20-minute presentation that focuses on borrowing money for college.
"Acknowledging and Empowering: Transforming Parent Grief through COVID-19"
By Dr. Timothy Hogan
Held May 14, 2020 and addressed the following:
As the coronavirus pandemic has shut down our planet, parents are facing a unique and intense sequence of losses. We explore creative and skillful ways for parents to acknowledge, grieve and transform these losses so that we can, together, empower ourselves and our children. Content is applicable and customized to all Mercy families, and will also address some of the potential milestone losses specific to our senior parents.
Join Dr. Timothy Hogan, co-author of How to Find the Help You Need, a guide to psychotherapy and spiritual direction. Dr. Hogan teaches at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and works in private practice in Plymouth, MI. He is the former Director of the Grace Counseling Center in Detroit. Includes Q & A session.
We know how much you as parents are doing for others. We hope you will be able to participate in this informative session that will provide tools to acknowledge your needs through these challenging times.
Typically, this time of year we host a college planning meeting for the Junior class. In our current reality, this is not possible. However, we have provided our junior students with a collection of online videos/slideshows to aid them in preparing for applying to college and we wanted to provide an opportunity to meet specifically with junior parents to talk about the college process and answer questions you may have.
Held May 15, 2020 and discussed the following:
- What we are presenting to students
- Standardized testing and the changing landscape
- Class of 2020 deferring admission (what that means for the Class of 2021)
- How you can help your Marlin in this process
- Answer your questions